Aimed at teachers at all levels who are new to teaching media and those already teaching media who are looking to improve their professional practice, this Build your own MA (BYOMA) short course explores a range of key media theories.
The course will provide you with an advanced and critical understanding of media theories currently foregrounded in media education and the ability to apply this understanding to your own pedagogic practices.
During this course you will escape the workplace with a two day creative retreat followed by seven weeks of online learning.
The face-to-face and online activities will provide you with an opportunity to unpack learning about media theory and engage in debate and then to develop and refine pedagogic applications in a peer context. You will shape your pedagogic application with support from peers and tutors during the online phase, produce a proposal form for approval and be supported by a tutorial before presenting the pedagogic strategy.
Through engagement with the virtual learning environment, you will develop your critical understanding and experienced media educators and practitioners will bring specialist perspectives to help inform the debate and support the development of pedagogic strategies.
Next start date:
17-18 May 2019, 13-14 March 2020
Bournemouth University, Lansdowne Campus
Two-day creative retreat followed by seven weeks of online learning
This course is open to media professionals with an undergraduate degree and the required work experience in a relevant industry and to non-graduates with significant and relevant work experience who can demonstrate an ability to both complete and benefit from the course. If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS 7.0 (Academic) with minimum 6.5 in writing and 6.0 in the other 3 components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.